wolchulsan

Wolchulsan (Mt.) is a protrudent monadnock-shaped mountain Sobaek Mountain Range formed on the way extending to the offing of Mokpo. As a National Park centering Cheonhwangbong (Peak, 809m), the whole mountain is formed with fantastic rocks and stones like a pavilion of stone. 
It is a birth place of Dr. Wang In in the Baekje dynasty and the national religious leader Doseon in the late Shilla dynasty and is also called Little Geumgang of Honam. There are Muwisa (Temple) having graceful figure in the south and Dogapsa (Temple) in the west. There are a lot of cultural assets including Haetalmun (National Treasure No.50) of Dogapsa, sedentary statue of Ma-ae Buddha etc. Ascending about 5km after passing through the entrance of Wolchulsan (Mt.), you can reach nine pot-shaped Gujeongbong (Peak). It has a legend that a dragon used to live there because it was always filled with water. About 500m under it there is a sedentary statue of Ma-ae Buddha designated as the National Treasure No.144. On the summit of Wolchulsan (Mt.), there is a flat rock bed on which roughly 300 people can sit at the same time. The viaduct over the mountain is another attraction. This bridge constructed 120m above the ground is the longest viaduct in Korea. It is 52m in length and 0.6m in width. 
At the valley on the mid-slope of the mountain to the left of Sajabong (Peak), you can see a spectacular sight of Chilchipokpo (Waterfall) which cascades down seven times one after another. Eulalia grove unfolded in Miwangjae (Ridge) on the way down toward Dogapsa (Temple) and Muwisa (Temple) displays a wonderful view in fall. Especially, the sunset performed on the background of the West Sea is indescribably beautiful. The mountain takes pride in various and peculiar attractions each season; azaleas and royal azaleas in full bloom in spring, cool waterfall and fog embracing Cheonhwangbong (Peak) in summer, maples in fall, and snowscape in winter.